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(a) In 2004, the “San Francisco Plan to Abolish Chronic Homelessness” (the “Ten Year Plan”) prepared by the S.F. Ten Year Planning Council, developed the City’s “Housing First” policy, finding that “permanent supportive housing has been proven to be the most effective and efficient way to take chronically homeless off the streets.”
(b) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) considers housing “affordable” if it costs no more than 30% of a household’s monthly income.
(c) Based on the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, and on the McKinney-Vento Act of 1987, HUD limits the monthly maximum rental occupancy charges for housing provided through the federal Continuum of Care Program (“CoC”) to the highest of: 1) 30% of the family’s monthly adjusted income; 2) 10% of the family’s monthly income; or 3) the portion of a family’s welfare assistance that is designated for housing costs.
(d) It is in the best interest of the City and of the individuals living in Permanent Supportive Housing funded by the City and County of San Francisco, regardless of funding stream, to pay a standard rent contribution that is consistent with federal policy and regulations.
(Added by Ord. 3-21, File No. 201185, App. 1/15/2021, Eff. 2/15/2021)